Teen girl injured after driver opened fire on her and her family

Casa Grande Police Launch Search for Suspect Involved in Shooting Incident, Urges Public Assistance

Authorities in Casa Grande have initiated an intensive search for an individual accused of opening fire on a family of five in their vehicle on December 9th, resulting in the injury of a teenage girl. The unsettling incident took place around 7 p.m. near the vicinity of McMurray Boulevard and Arbor Avenue, sending shockwaves through the community and raising concerns about public safety.

Reports indicate that amidst the shooting, a 14-year-old teenager, who was a passenger in the targeted vehicle, sustained a gunshot wound. Prompt emergency response led to her swift transportation to the hospital, where she received necessary medical attention. Fortunately, she is currently in recovery at her home, a glimmer of hope in an otherwise distressing situation. Thankfully, no other individuals within the vehicle suffered any injuries during the harrowing ordeal.

The suspect responsible for the reckless act is believed to have fled the scene in a dark four-door passenger car, traveling northbound on Pinal Avenue shortly after the incident occurred. Despite efforts to track down the vehicle, detailed descriptions and leads remain limited, adding complexity to the ongoing investigation.

Casa Grande Police Department is actively seeking the community’s support in identifying and locating the individual involved in this disturbing event. “The suspect vehicle is described as a dark four-door passenger car. It appears to have left the area north on Pinal Avenue,” stated Casa Grande PD, urging anyone with relevant information or witnessed the incident to come forward.

Detective R. Salinas of the Casa Grande Police has been assigned to this case and can be reached via email at RSalinas@casagrandeaz.gov. The department encourages individuals who might possess any details, no matter how seemingly insignificant, to share them in aiding the investigation.

In an effort to assist the public in identifying the suspect’s vehicle and potentially shed light on the situation, the police department released a video capturing the car as it turned north onto Pinal Avenue. This video footage serves as a critical piece in the ongoing investigation and seeks the community’s collaboration to identify the vehicle and its driver.

Incidents of this nature significantly impact the sense of safety and security within our neighborhoods. The community’s vigilance and cooperation are pivotal in ensuring swift justice and preventing such incidents from recurring. The safety of our citizens, especially our youth, is of utmost importance, and collective efforts are essential to safeguarding our communities.

The authorities remain committed to diligently investigating the matter, but the success of this investigation hinges greatly on public assistance. The collaboration and support of individuals in providing any pertinent information or leads will be instrumental in advancing the ongoing probe and bringing the perpetrator to justice.

Casa Grande Police Department reassures the community of their dedication to ensuring a swift and thorough investigation while emphasizing the critical role the public plays in resolving this distressing incident. Together, through shared responsibility and collective action, we can work towards a safer, more secure community for all.

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